Tuesday, December 16, 2008

High Maintenance for Proton Perdana?

This is the car that two state governments in Malaysia has decided to replace. It's the Proton Perdana manufactured by Proton Holdings Berhad.

Reasons given by the Terengganu and Perak state governments for replacing a fleet of Proton Perdanas -maintenance cost is way too high.

Terengganu's replacement car is really solid as they had gotten 14 Mercedes E200 Kompressor at RM3.43 million.

Perak, on the other hand, has decided to purchase 16 Toyota Camry at RM2.7 million. Personally, I like this car's design and it's a more affordable saloon car compared to those high end cars like BMW and Merz.

No doubt some of the Proton spare parts are expensive compared to type of cars. Not all of it but the important parts are good enough already. Partly caused by limited number of spare parts suppliers who are controlling the prices as well.

What's your (Proton owners) maintenance cost like?
Tags: Proton Perdana, Proton Holdings Berhad, Terengganu, Perak, Mercedes E200 Kompressor, Toyota Camry



Blogger TZ said...

Proton maintenance cost a bomb... Let's get rid of Proton then if the government also not supporting Proton.

16 December, 2008 10:10  
Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

I don't use Proton. So, no comment. I observe Proton Persona also well built. Probably they can consider this model

16 December, 2008 10:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly we have the most lousiest transportation system in the world, the most expensive car in the world and we also have the most terrible quality shitty national cars, thanks for the idiot government!

16 December, 2008 18:32  
Blogger Kev said...

Proton? Ask anyone, and they've nothing much but complains about it - even brand new ones!! Shame, shame... people are opting for Perodua.

16 December, 2008 20:36  
Blogger Jason Law said...

I don't even have a car yet...

16 December, 2008 20:47  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

tz - u driving one too?

borneo - persona not big enough for politicians

daniel - the transportation is really lousy, i agree 101%

kev - but yet people still buying bcuz its cheaper than 'unprotected' imported / foreign cars

jason - so its not an issue yet .. hehe. we will resolve the issue and by the time u own one, it shld be alright then. if still not ok, u know who to blame haha

17 December, 2008 00:33  

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